Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

The Seed of Something – English

The Seed of Something – English

Sep 18, 2014

I haven’t been around for a bit. Not just here at Des Moines is NOT Boring. I have been very insular lately. I have just spent a long time lost in my own thoughts and somewhat trapped by circumstances. Being forced into calming down and spending quieter evenings can be a real drag. It is weird how quickly things can turn and how fast life can move you from...

Moonrabbit – Water Damage

Moonrabbit – Water Damage

Jun 26, 2014

I’m going to level with you. I’ve been a little off lately, and I wanted to take the week off just to clear my head a bit. When I started listening to Ames band Moonrabbit’s Water Damage, it felt like an album that I could listen to pretty quickly, put some thoughts on paper and then go about my business, so a couple of tracks in I just decided that I...

Bonne Finken – Fairytales/Love Affairs

Bonne Finken – Fairytales/Love Affairs

May 1, 2014

As recently as last year, I owned a Kelly Clarkson t-shirt. I bought it at Goodwill, and while I can admit that I mainly wore it as a conversation starter, it was never in an ironic way. I actually liked, and still like, a lot of her music and wanted to tell many people (including the sports bars we frequented when I first purchased it, which rarely went well)...

The Days We Don’t Go Hunting – One of These Days

The Days We Don’t Go Hunting – One of These Days

Feb 14, 2014

There was a point in my late-teens/early-twenties where February 14 was the worst day of each year. It wasn’t just a Valentine’s Day thing (although going through high school with social anxiety and bad skin will certainly make you question this idea of “love”) I just had a lot of awful luck. Family issues, car accidents, stuff like that. But yeah, I...

New Year’s Music Resolutions

New Year’s Music Resolutions

Jan 9, 2014

2013 was my year of struggle, so 2014 will be my year of success, right? I suppose, in order to do that, I have to make some slight changes. I sort of hate the idea of resolutions because they are pretty easy to break. In fact, I think most people take others resolutions with about the largest grain of salt possible, but dammit, there are things I need to...